(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) — Maryland State Police investigators are on the scene of an apparent homicide in Somerset County that occurred this afternoon.
The victim is a male who is believed to be in his 30’s. Troopers are confirming his identification and notifying family before releasing his name.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, Maryland state troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 11000-block of Freetown Road, in Princess Anne. While troopers were en route emergency medical services units arrived and found the victim, who had sustained obvious trauma, lying on the ground in the residential community.
The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. His body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit has responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation. State Police crime scene technicians have been processing the scene for evidence throughout the afternoon and evening. Officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office have provided assistance.
Anyone who may have been in the area of the 11000-block of Freetown Road at about 3:00 p.m. today, or who may have other information about this crime, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700. Callers may remain anonymous.